We work with trans clients changing their identity documents to reflect their preferred gender. We can help you update your name and gender marker on your official records, change your passport or apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate to amend your English birth certificate.
Under UK law there is no specific action you have to take in order to change your name - anyone is free to adopt a new name and start using it. However, in practice you will need a formal document to change your name with most organisations (such as your bank) and we can help you put that in place, with an easy fixed fee service.
If you have a British passport we can help you apply to change your name and gender marker (although at present without the option for a gender marker other than male or female). We are experienced in passport applications and can help you assemble the right documents and manage the process for you, with an easy fixed fee service.
We can help you to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate. This will give you a new English birth certificate in your preferred gender and name, and give you additional protection in respect of disclosure of information and record keeping. The process involves an application to the Gender Recognition Panel and you need to provide sufficient evidence to show you meet all the legal requirements.
We can manage the process for you, meeting with you to discuss your history, preparing a detailed statement in support of your application to maximise the chances of first time approval by the Gender Recognition Panel, and running the process itself. In particular, we have experience of complex and international cases.
Alternatively, if you would like to make your own application but have some support behind the scenes, we offer an evidence review service including an initial check of the documentation you propose to send to the Gender Recognition Panel, followed by a meeting with you to discuss whether it will meet the requirements and how to run the application yourself in practice.
We can help you prepare a Will to ensure that your wishes are respected after your death, including who should inherit your assets, respecting your wishes as to funeral arrangements and protecting your legacy and identity.
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